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Some Interesting Brewery Numbers

Some interesting numbers that Brewers Association President  Paul Gatza mentioned during the Craft Brewers Conference last week.

– The U.S. craft beer industry rose 13% in volume and 15% in revenue in 2011.

– 250 craft brewery openings last year.

– 37 breweries closed

–  There are over 2,000 breweries in the United States

– Additionally, there are 1,119 craft breweries in planning

– $8.7Billion worth of craft beer was sold in 201. That’s 9% of the total beer market

– 30,000 enrolled members in the American Homebrewers Association.